Karachi: Rangers arrest 23 in 9 raids
KARACHI: Rangers conducted raids in nine areas of the city on Tuesday, arresting 23 suspects, including an alleged activist of a banned outfit. The raids were carried out in Bilal Colony, Shamsi Society, Model Colony, Gulshan-e-Maymar, Awami Colony, Liaquatabad, Punjabi Club and Post and Telegraph Colony. The raids were conducted at different times of the day. The Rangers seized a large cache of arms and ammunition, including 16 weapons of different calibres. The spokesperson for the Rangers, Major Sibtain, said during the raids a notorious target killer, Shamim ur Rehman, who belonged to a banned extremist group, was arrested.
However, he did not disclose as to whether or not Shamim was involved in the recent attack on the Sachal Rangers headquarters in North Nazimabad.
The spokesperson added that the man was involved in target killings. Separately, the Sachal Rangers seized a truck carrying drugs worth millions of rupees on Sparco Road, Moach Goth, and arrested four people, including the driver. Four days ago, a suicide bomber had rammed an explosives–laden truck into the Sachal Rangers headquarters, killing three personnel of the paramilitary force and injuring 22 others, including civilians. Later, the Tehreek–e-Taliban Pakistan had claimed responsibility for the attack.